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ROC Contractor License Services

From getting your Arizona contractor's license to responding to ROC complaints, you can rely on our construction lawyers' experience with a broad range of Arizona Registrar of Contractors licensing and disciplinary matters

Our Phoenix contractors licensing attorneys can help you interact with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors (ROC) in the issuance and protection of your Arizona contractor's license.

  • No-Pay Complaints: We prosecute and defend no-pay complaints on behalf of unpaid subcontractors and material suppliers.

  • Workmanship Complaints: We have extensive experience in defending contractors against complaints alleging poor workmanship.

  • Contractor License Suspensions and Revocations: We can represent you in appealing a suspended or revoked license, help you resolve the issues that led to the discipline, and restore your Arizona contractor's license.

  • The Right Contractor's License: We help contractors apply for the right license for the work to be performed.

  • Short Deadlines: In many instances, we can shorten the licensing process and help you cut through unnecessary red tape.

  • License Applications: We can represent you in appealing the ROC's denial of your license application.

Our Arizona construction attorneys are experienced in all phases of tackling and resolving ROC licensing and complaint issues and have a solid understanding of the inner workings of that state agency.

  • Jamie Hanson served as the Arizona Registrar of Contractors' Chief Counsel for two years before resuming his law practice at Lang & Klain.

  • Kent Lang is a member of the ROC's Industry Advisory Council and has represented contractors in ROC matters for over 25 years.

  • Mike Thal has more than 10 years of experience in representing contractors in Registrar of Contractors matters and has successfully handled dozens of hearings.

ROC Complaints for Workmanship or Nonpayment

When a complaint threatens your license, understanding the administrative process and your rights and options can enhance your prospects for a satisfactory resolution.

License Suspensions and Revocations

Phoenix construction attorneys Mike Thal and Kent Lang have extensive experience in ROC licensing disputes. They can guide you through the process and represent you in a settlement conference, an administrative hearing and other licensing-related remedies.

License Applications

The Registrar of Contractors may reject a contractor’s license application on grounds including bankruptcy, certain types of criminal charges, and infractions involving previous licenses.

If the ROC has rejected your license application, you can request a hearing, where an administrative law judge can and often does approve an application that the ROC has rejected. Time is of the essence, as you must make your request for a hearing within 30 days from the day you receive your rejection notice.

After receiving your request for a hearing, you may initiate a settlement conference with the ROC's licensing and legal staff. Settlement conferences often result in the ROC approving your contractor’s license application without proceeding with the hearing.

Non-Processed Applications. There are cases in which the Registrar of Contractors will neither approve nor reject a license application. In the absence of a formal rejection, you do not have the right to a hearing as described above. Instead, your remedy is to take legal action seeking to force the ROC to either approve or reject your license application.


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ROC contractors license questions

If you have a question about an ROC issue, contact Lang & Klain attorney Mike Thal or Jamie Hanson (480-947-1911) for a no-charge, five-minute phone call.